Welcoming the future… one biodynamic plot after another
If the harvest is a high point for the sixteen Gérard Bertrand vineyards and estates, this period expresses above all the result of a whole year of care and support for the plots cultivated biodynamically.
“There is no great wine without great grapes. It is the hallmark of the house. To have a great grape, you need this alchemy that takes into account the notion of terroir ", explains Gilles de Baudus, who since 2002, manages, coordinates and sets up the conversion of Gérard Bertrand domains
The work is done as much in the vineyard as in the cellar
A modus operandi confirmed by Gérard Planas, Director of the Domains, who reaffirms the powerful and inseparable link between the excellence of the health status of the vineyard in 2021 and "vigilance and daily attention to accompany each vine until the harvest by surveying each plot". A natural accompaniment to stimulate the natural defenses of the vineyard against climatic aggressions, such as water shortage, or parasites. "The applications of biodynamic preparations followed one another according to the rhythm of the seasons and planetary alignments: Dung compost Maria Thun in the fall, Horn Dung in the spring and Horn Silica during the vegetal growth phases of the vine ».
Biodynamics at the service of nature
The follow-up of the living, the care and the benevolent surveillance of each plot naturally lead to the harvest season, during which the winegrowers survey their estates every day in search of the optimum ripening of the grapes, between quantity of sugar and acidity, between sugar and maturity of tannins, keeping in mind the wine they want to produce. Gilles de Baudus insists on this point: "Each vintage is unique, we are not going to try to reproduce the previous vintage. Every wine has a spirit, which takes into account both the terroir and the vintage." From one terroir to another, bunch after bunch, hand in hand to create wines of excellence.